69 million page views

Surat al-Rahman: The Flat Earth and The Two Sunrises and Two Sunsets?

Reader comment on item: Study the Koran?
in response to reader comment: Surat al-Rahman: Foreign Words in the Qur'an? Astaghfirullah!

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 6, 2022 at 06:56

This is just to remind the readers that the Qur'an says that the earth is flat. Example? Q79:30

Now let us read Surat al-Rahman: 17

رَبُّ الْمَشْرِقَيْنِ وَرَبُّ الْمَغْرِبَيْنِ

This can be rendered as: The Lord of the two Sunrises and the Lord of the two Sunsets

Notice that Ghali translates it as: The Lord of the two easts and The Lord of the two wests

A bit of Arabic grammar: West means: غرب or Gharb and East means شرق or Sharq. Sunrise means: شروق الشمس and Sunset means: غروب الشمس

Now the words here are مشرق (sunrise) and مغرب (sunset)

https://www.almaany.com/en/dict/ar-en/%D9%85%D8%B4%D8%B1%D9%82/
https://www.almaany.com/en/dict/ar-en/%D9%85%D8%BA%D8%B1%D8%A8/

The meaning of these two words is the same as 1400 years ago because both words are Quranic.

This is very clear that the correct translation is: The Lord of the two Sunrises and Lord of the two Sunsets.

al-Tabari wrote in his Tafsir:

مشارق الصيف ومغارب الصيف، مشرقان تجري فيهما الشمس ستون وثلاث مئة في ستين وثلاث مئة بُرْج، لكلّ برج مطلع، لا تطلع يومين من مكان واحد. وفي المغرب ستون وثلاث مئة برج، لكل برج مغيب، لا تغيب يومين في برج.

Or: The Sunrises in summer and Sunsets in the summer. Two Sunrises where the sun RUNS 360 (days?) in 360 tower (day?) and for each tower there is rise (read as sunrise) and it does not rise from the same site (tower) two days from one place. and in the Sunset 360 towers and for each tower (there is) sunset. (The sun) does not set two days from the same tower.

Again, the earth is flat as we are told in the Qur'an and the sun is "running"! What a disaster.

However, another opinion is: أقصر مشرق في السنة، وأطول مشرق في السنة، وأقصر مغرب في السنة، وأطول مغرب في السنة.

Or the shortest sunrise in the year and the longest sunrise in the year and the shortest sunset in the year and the longest sunset in the year.

This indeed confirms that the author is talking about the Sunrise and the Sunset.

Any Muslim apologist that claims that the Qur'an is a book of science is not telling the truth.

Next? The disaster of The two bodies of water (saltwater and fresh water) and the Barzakh!

I urge you to check this video posted and watched by every tablighee and his cousin on the planet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRClKxzJX9A

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Surat al-Rahman: The Flat Earth and The Two Sunrises and Two Sunsets? by dhimmi no more

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)